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Watch Best Coast Tear Through ‘Feeling OK’ at SPIN’s 2015 Year in Music Event

Last week at a show at Los Angeles' historic Regent Theater, L.A. locals Best Coast, Philadelphia indie pop songwriter Alex G, Chicago rapper Tink, and…
SPIN Staff / December 17, 2015

Waxahatchee Rates 2015 From One to Ten

An insidious and devastating collection of hard-edged, soft-centered indie-rock gems, Waxahatchee's Ivy Tripp was one of the few early 2015 releases that sounded just as…
Andrew Unterberger / December 15, 2015

Courtney Barnett Is 2015’s Songwriter of the Year

The first time A&R manager Jaimie Hodgson heard Courtney Barnett's single "Avant Gardener" in 2013, he had to play it again. "My girlfriend got so,…
Rachel Brodsky / December 15, 2015

The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Continuing the domination of last year's hellish hopscotch between anarchy and orthodoxy, fortune — for 2015's best metal acts — has once again favored the bold.
SPIN Staff / December 14, 2015

Jamie xx Is 2015’s Producer of the Year

In 1999, early techno figurehead Moby was coming off of the commercial failure of 1996’s punk detour Animal Rights, which (in a cruel irony) bombed…
Dan Weiss / December 8, 2015

The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2015

This year was the one where pop's backstage forces stepped out from behind the scenes and took the reins. Ariel Rechtshaid bridged the gap between college radio and Top…
SPIN Staff / December 7, 2015

The 101 Best Songs of 2015

The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and…
SPIN Staff / November 30, 2015

The 21 Best Weezer Songs of the 21st Century

In the last month, crunchy formative-years favorites Weezer have dropped a pair of new songs that represent an interesting duality for the band and its…
Andrew Unterberger / November 24, 2015